Poole Museum @ Lighthouse

An exhibition in our Main Gallery

Tue 4 Jul – Tue 1 Aug 2023

Poole Museum is coming to Lighthouse!

Enjoy a vibrant programme of creative and cultural activity as Poole Museum’s Museum on the Move arrives in our Main Gallery this July. Supported by Poole Museum Foundation.

Activities and events will shine a light on Poole’s unique stories and heritage – from cod fishing to our historic links to Newfoundland. Explore Poole through the ages at our pop-up workshops, with opportunities to discover unique artefacts and get involved in themed crafting for all ages.

While their building is closed, find out about Poole Museum’s exciting redevelopment and their three new galleries: Harbour Life, Shipwreck! and Setting Sail.



Museum on the Move – Harbour Life

Thursday 27th July 2023 1 – 3pm

In the café outside the main gallery

Facebook event link https://www.facebook.com/events/1331150887611214

Join Poole Museum On The Move at Lighthouse Poole for a fun filled exploration of all things Poole and harbour life – the harbour, boats, birds and sea!

Get up close and handle a selection of unique artefacts from our extensive collections! Become an archaeologist and uncover treasures in our fun sand pit dig! And get creative with some themed arts and crafts!

These activities are free. Suitable for adults and children of all ages! Drop in, no booking required.


Poole Museum @ Lighthouse – Guided Exhibition Tour

Thursday 27th July 2023 6.30 – 7pm

Main Gallery

Facebook event link https://www.facebook.com/events/2618453634970713

A special talk and guided tour of the exhibition, Poole Museum @ Lighthouse.

Join Poole Museum’s Joe Raine as he shares some fascinating exhibition highlights, navigating through hundreds of years of Poole’s unique stories and heritage.

Delve into the depths of the museum’s collection to discover Poole’s historic links to Newfoundland and learn the tales of visiting ships lost in the seas around the mouth of Poole harbour.

Timed to coincide with the opening night of SALT: A Community Play for Poole – A landmark production created in collaboration with 100 community members.

Enjoy this free talk and tour (no booking required) before the show begins at 7.30pm.